This exhibition was conceived, designed, and curated by the Semester 2 2023 cohort of RMIT Master of Communication Design students.

Through the exploration of the interdependency of humanity and the environment we live in, the personal response of the creator to climate change brings forth the ever-fluid narrative we now know we impact as designers, as people, and as individuals. We visualise the past, display the present, and manifest the future of our planet. History informs our practice just as much as our own imaginations do, and we ask; what has been our role in the larger context of climate change then, now, and later?

In a ‘post-pandemic world, we struggle to give empathy and emotion as freely as before. As the imagined dystopia becomes less speculative and more likely, our own response as designers remains one of resilience. It may be satirical, exhausted, angry, and surreal in its execution, but it is resilient nonetheless. We try to reach out, displaying our own flayed-out emotions about the state of our environment to each other and to the world. Asking the question, carefully casual, as if meeting a friend from long ago:

Am I late? 


All rights reserved. No portion of this book may be reproduced in any form without permission from the creator(s) or the publisher.

Copyright © MC250 Curating and Exhibiting Communication Design Class 2023

This publication and exhibition were organised and showcased on stolen land. Am I Late? wishes to pay our respects to the traditional custodians of the land, the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin nation, and their elders, past, present, and emerging. Sovereignty was never ceded.


Yanjie Lyu, Ojasvee Jain, Yula Zhao, Rebecca Zhang, Shuting Ye, Eva Roso, Mingwang Cao, Yuyu Sun, Qiuhan Chen, Shruti Ashish Shah, Nan-Hsun Lin, Xinyuan Zhang, Echo He, Mengyuan Huang, Monika Damcevska, Yuxin He, Zhuofan Dong, Chin-Wen Hsu, Xinqing Liu, Xin Li, Nikta Entezam, Hei Kam, Beth Lee, Yvette Li, Chau Nguyen


RMIT Culture & RMIT Galleries

Dr Noel Waite (Senior Lecturer), Dr Fayen Ke-Xiao d’Evie (Lecturer), Chris Mether (Lecturer), Lisa Linton (Exhibition Coordinator), Erik North (Senior Production Coordinator), Tim McLeod (Senior Production Coordinator), Simon Maisch (Technical Production Coordinator), Robert Bridgewater (Technician), Nik Dolman (Technician), Celine Saoud (Marketing)


Exhibition Details:
Am I Late? is being showcased at RMIT’s First Site Gallery from

 October 3rd — 13th, 2023 

**Please note that the First Site Gallery is open Tuesdays through to Fridays only.


 Tues — Fri, 11AM to 5PM 

First Site Gallery
Basement/344 Swanston St, Melbourne VIC 3000 (Building 16)

First Site is RMIT's student gallery that presents student exhibitions and events throughout the year. In the past, First Site has been led by a student committee who rotate on a yearly basis. 

First Site is part of RMIT Culture.




For enquiries, please contact amilate_2023 on instagram



Am I Late? acknowledges the Wurundjeri and Boonwurrung people of the Kulin Nation as the traditional owners of the land on which RMIT University and the First Site Gallery stand. We recognise their Elders past, present, and emerging. Always was, always will be Aboriginal land.